User-centered strategy, digital design, and dev.

At Chapas Design our passion starts with beautiful and ends with smart. Depending on what you need, we are a team of one — or many — and we begin every project knowing it’s intelligent design that makes all the difference. Our interactive design studio provides expert, comprehensive designs that lead your audience through a full-spectrum experience. We develop creative strategies based on your user, and deliver it all through websites, apps, or whatever method works hardest for you.

 

We develop ideas and put them to use — right where your users are. Our projects range from websites to apps to strategic marketing campaigns. We’ve covered a wide range of industries including tech, consumer, luxury, education, entertainment, and small business. In order to create effective design solutions, we follow best practices and web standards, while constantly upgrading our expertise in everything web, social, and mobile.

 

Our consultancy services include:

 

STRATEGY

Let’s start by figuring out your audience. We’ll research and develop personas and strategies that allow us to reach business goals, plan site metrics, and create conversations

 

DESIGN

First and foremost, we are artists. We design websites, apps, user interfaces, products, and more, all to produce the best user experience coupled with your aesthetic.

 

DEVELOPMENT

We code, test and build robust user experiences for web, mobile, and tablets. And because we’re perfectionists — they’re pixel perfect and rock solid.

 

Our favorite projects involve:

WEBSITE DESIGN & DEV

VISUAL DESIGN & ART DIRECTION

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN

CONTENT STRATEGY & CREATION

BRANDING

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
1999
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • San Francisco, CA 94116
    United States
other locations
  • Olympic Valley, CA 96146
    United States
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our portfolio at http://chapasdesign.com/work/showcases many clients such as: Apple, Adobe, Citrix, Microsoft, Splunk, Johnson & Johnson,  Design Within Reach, eBay, Seagate, Pearson Education, Matterport, The Lowline,  Ghiradelli, Medallia, National Nurses Union, UCSF Women's Health, TerraPass, Walmart.com and more.

Matterport

Website re-design concepts for Matterport, a software company that uses cameras to capture, create, and share immersive 3D imagery of interior and enclosed spaces. Working with Bay Area Drupal experts Hook42, under swift deadlines, Chapas Design provided full-spectrum deliverables via a component-based, Drupal design system. The new concepts provided a clean and fresh, lighter look and feel via responsive design, within

established brand guidelines. The flexible layouts had to support various internal business initiatives, appeal to a range of personas, and scale via an easy to maintain CMS.

CLIMATE OF CHANGE - Branding and Website design

Branding and website design for a community-based project that works with the Native community in Barrow, Alaska to celebrate their culture and lifeways. The responsive site had to be built to host a wealth of imagery and links/resources for local community members to draw from, as well as educators and others interested in the culture. Given the slower browser speeds available to the main user demographic, we kept the design

simple, clean, and easy to access. It was developed in WordPress so that the site owners (academics from 2 Universities) could maintain and update it in the future. View site.
 

DELIVERABLES: branding, research, wireframes, UX, responsive web design, development

ADOBE - Interface design + UX design

AdCentral/Adthenticate: AIR & web interface that helps streamline ad validation and trafficking process for creators and publishers. The service tests, validates and optimizes ads based on the IAB’s Guidelines.
 

Dreamweaver Widget Browser: Adobe Labs’ community-based AIR app resource for spry widget configuration and customization. The tool eliminates working with confusing, obscure CSS and

JavaScript by providing designers with a widget property-editing tool. We also created sample Spry slideshow skins.

 

DELIVERABLES: UX, user research, visual design, web app design, wireframes, user flows

COSEER - Responsive Design, UX Dashboard Design, Branding

Coseer automates, scales and accelerate tedious language-related tasks in enterprise workflows. We re-packaged their big data into a parsable, custom user interface snippets for web and mobile. The user can create and manage custom portfolio, track sub-categories and various details about the companies they follow, and filter via relevancy, accuracy, and trust.
 

DELIVERABLES: logo refinement,

wireframes, UX design, web app design, mobile design

LIQUIDSPACE - Direct Marketing, Web Design, UX Design

LiquidSpace serves as a co-working space aggregator and scheduling tool. We re-designed their email direct marketing campaigns with Expedia, internal user analytics dashboards, and search results landing page for a better user experience and customer retention.

 

DELIVERABLES: user flows, personas, wireframes, UX design, responsive web design, DM email campaigns

LENDING ARCH - Website design + UX sign up flow

Starting from scratch, we worked with a FinTech agency in order to develop a new, exciting brand and “people-centered” product called LendingArch, a Calgary-based personal lending site. The site look and feel (and voice and tone) had to pertain to Millennials as well as investors, and showcase a range of loan-options, product overviews, and a complex-yet-swift signup flow.
 

DELIVERABLES: personas,

user research, user flows, UX design, visual design

NATIONAL NURSES UNITED - Website re-design

Re-freshed the website design for the largest union and association of registered nurses in America, with more than 150,000 members. Chapas Design provided full-spectrum design deliverables via a component-based design system, hosted on Drupal. The site had to be accessible, easy to update, and fit within current look and feel, more of a re-fresh, not a full “wreck-n-rebuild,” based on swift deadlines.
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DELIVERABLES: research, strategy, personas, StyleTiles, responsive web design, development oversight

CITRIX - Product design for internal and external apps.

SnapSupport: interactive, mobile app that connects users to experts via video assistance, for any issue or fix, a la TaskRabbit meets Facetime + Angie’s List.
 

Clouddex: mobile app for 9,000 employees to connect and schedule meetings, etc. A clean, friendly, sophisticated interface provided a framework for many users, forms of communication, and interactions. 
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WorkStyles: desktop + mobile app about people and the changing nature of work beyond devices.
 

Backstage: Citrix’s intranet, that provides all employees with the latest company news, holidays, work travel portals. Hosts info on benefits, pay, healthcare, career path, etc.
 

XenMobile: enterprise mobility management desktop app that provides total mobile freedom for employees with full IT control.


DELIVERABLES: wireframes, visual design, mobile design, responsive design, content strategy

MICROSOFT - Mobile App design

Sketch prototype screens and MVP user flows for a higher education mobile app, where Students could discover and share events and happenings on their campus. Please inquire for more details.
 

DELIVERABLES: research, personas, wireframes, user flows, UX design, app design

MOVELAB PRO - Branding + Website Design

Branding, UX, and visual design for a website that hosts athletic performance training videos, aimed at helping surfers (and athletes in general) achieve and maintain levels of peak performance, via soft work, flexibility, mobility, and strength training. 
 

DELIVERABLES: branding, research, wireframes, UX, responsive web design, development